Wike Why I am probing Amaechi – Governor explains

Wike also denied that the probe amounted to a witch-hunt adding that it was simply in order to shed light on some dark areas.

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Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and incumbent, Nyesom Wike play

Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and incumbent, Nyesom Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has explained his reason for instituting a probe against the administration of his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi.

Wike also denied that the probe amounted to a witch-hunt adding that it was simply in order to shed light on some dark areas.

The governor made the clarification on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, while speaking to journalists in Abuja.

He said:

“The essence of the judicial commission does not have to do with witch-hunting anybody, but to understand things we could not have understood. If he had worked with the transition committee we set up, the committee would have asked one or two questions.  No transition committee was set up by the government (Amaechi’s administration).”

“It is only our state that never had any transition committee. We set up our own transition committee. It made every communication it wrote. They did not cooperate with it.”

 “He (Amaechi) said he would use all constitutional and legal means.  The commission is not an unconstitutional commission. It is a constitutional and legal commission. Nobody has been indicted. We only asked them to look into matters and ask one or two questions.”

Amaechi had earlier described Wike’s probe of him as ‘dead on arrival’ while urging the governor to transfer his antics to Nigeria’s movie industry, Nollywood.

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